We recommend that anyone wishing to travel to Zambia obtain current travel information from their national Foreign Offices and Embassies for updated travel, health and safety information on Zambia before travel.
THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE, THEIR CUSTOMS AND THE LAW OF THE LAND
The people of Zambia are renowned for their welcoming nature and tolerance however they are conservative in many aspects, often favoring traditional customs and practices over what might be the norm in the developed world. The Laws of Zambia are explicit and should be followed at all times, and discretion should be practiced in the event of same sex couples.
The visa fee waiver has been scrapped and tourists from most countries have to pay for a visa upon arrival in Zambia. Current information can be obtained from your travel agent or by clicking here.
There is a departure tax to be paid in cash, if this has not already been included in the cost of your ticket (all tickets purchased after Feb 07 2013 should include this automatically but please check!) at the Passenger Service Desk when departing from Zambian airports such as Lusaka, Mfuwe and Livingstone - does not apply at bush airstrips:
We strongly recommend that comprehensive travel insurance (including Trip Cancellation/Curtailment & Medical Evacuation plus Hospitalization and Treatment) be purchased.
Of course this is at your own discretion and is not expected, but a rough guide is $5 per person per night for the general camp staff tip box and a further $5 per person per night for your safari guide if you are happy with the effort and service provided.
Malaria does exist in Zambia; therefore it is recommended that you take malaria prophylaxis. There are many different types of preventatives so it is important to seek advice from your physician on the best anti malarial pills to take.
It is also a good idea to take your own personal medical kit, although Chiawa has a comprehensive emergency medical kit and most medicines.
Please be sensitive when photographing public buildings and people in Zambia. Be courteous, polite and always ask permission.
We have 220-240 volt power & charging facilities in all tents, UK outlets, so carry an international travel adaptor as required. Do not bring hair dryers please!
WHAT TO BRING (Pack in soft duffle bags - maximum total weight 15kg!)
CLOTHING (Dark bush colours of natural fabrics work best)
OTHER OPTIONAL ITEMS
THINGS TO LEAVE AT HOME